Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face…

Thankfully I haven’t been punched in the face, well not recently and hopefully not anytime soon. I did however attend a charity boxing event recently and I was there to support a good friend who was taking part.

 

Rather him than me!

 

But in all seriousness it takes real guts to do something like that. Having never done anything like that it must be pretty nerve racking to get up in front of 4 or 5 hundred people and try to punch someone in the face while try to avoid the same fate.

 

It comes down to the whole concept of the comfort zone and making sure we are stepping outside it on a regular basis. Obviously the people involved in the charity boxing event had to train for weeks prior to the event trying to get themselves physically fit enough to take part while learning to box at the same time.

 

Not a lot happens in the comfort zone but when you step outside and challenge yourself then that’s when good things start to happen. You find out who you are and what you are capable of. Where that’s in your life, career, health and fitness it’s all about trying to be better than you were yesterday.

 

I have massive respect for the boys that took part in the boxing event because once you step into that ring and all eyes and lights are on you it’s a different ball game. Of course it was all for charity and great causes. But as Mike Tyson once said

 

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”

 

So if you are wondering why you aren’t achieving things or aren’t getting results then maybe it’s because you are hanging about in the comfort zone too much. We are all guilty of it at times. Comfy clothes on, sitting on the couch in front of the TV with some snacks. That is my vision of the comfort zone. Sometimes it’s needed but don’t hang about in there too long.

 

You might not find your way back.

 

MarkG